Saloon Stock Cars - 45 cars
|3||Michael Storie ***||83||Keith Miller||126||Robert Gold|
|8||Willie Miller||85||Kenneth McLay||131||Gordon Brown|
|11||Graham Leask||86||N/A ###||132||John Maxwell|
|21||Alex Sommerville||90||Ken Pitcaithly ***||133||Raymond McManus|
|26||David Gunn ***||99||Gordon Barclay||138||Nat Hill|
|32||James Paterson||103||Colin Robertson||150||Allan Brown|
|45||Gordon Campbell||107||Graeme Cooper ***||151||Bob Jones|
|46||Keith Jarman||110||Jim Honeyman***||156||Robert McIntyre|
|47||Ernie Burgoyne||111||Jimmy Gellan||197||George Chirray|
|50||N/A ###||114||Bob MacKay||202||Neil Petrie|
|52||N/A ###||120||Jimmy Forrest||246||John Ramsay|
|53||James Carnie||121||John Burns||248||Allan Ross|
|55||James Lynch||123||Alastair Smith||314||Rab Gilmour|
|68||Harry Burgoyne||124||Robin Dowie***||322||Donald Gilmour|
|73||Ralph Carson||125||David Forrest||330||Robert Bruce|
*** my records would indicate that these drivers did not appear at a meeting in 1984.
### to my knowledge these drivers did not get the benefit of being named in the programme in 1984. No 86 probably particularly aggrieved, making at least 4 meetings.
Superstox - 27 cars
|3***||N/A||56||Tommy Carruthers||87||Robin Brown|
|10***||N/A||60***||Dougie Allen||94||Vic Russell|
|12***||Barrie Jeffries||66***||N/A||118||Willie Cameron|
|24||John Adam||69||Ally Devine||122||Robert Cook|
|27||John Muir||75||David Moir||147||Stevie Paterson|
|36||Doug Petrie||79||Thomas Heany||164||Joseph Paterson|
|39||Les Clark||81||Bill Pullar||214||Jimmy McAlpine|
|41***||N/A||82***||Ray Davidson||222||Iain Burnside|
|48||Hamish McNab||84||Les Brown||224||Derek Sinclair|
*** you would think with a relatively poor total of Superstox drivers competing in 1984 that every new driver making an appearance & presumably purchasing a license would get the privilege of appearing in the programmes. Not so. However Gordon McDougall (that is the "Mad Jock" G McD provider of "firstname.lastname@example.org", has come up with a few of the missing names. Cheers Gordon.
Hot Rods - 19 cars
|800||Roddy McCalman||825***||Gerry Martin||862||Malcolm Chesher|
|801||Kellas Maver||829***||Ian Headley||864||Keith Henderson|
|804||Alan McBurney||834||David Dougan||876||Chris Rae|
|808||Willie Miller||844||Biily Bonnar||878||John Hubbard|
|809||Brian Leckie||856||Ian Ostrau||888||Graham Wait|
|819||Brian Ismay||861||N/A||899***||Davey Philp|
Another poor total of competitors, inflated by four drivers *** from the Newtongrange promotion at the first meeting of the season only. Unbelievably again not all competitors listed in the programmes.
Stock Rods - 73 cars
|7||Nigel Calvin||63||Stewart Barbour||135||N/A|
|12||Robert Purdue||64||Keith Henderson||139||Jim Valentine|
|14||John Macaulay||65||Peter Kirk||141||Stan Martin|
|13||Andrew Wylie||66||Allan Allison||143||David Carstairs|
|15||David Brown||71||Tony Hutchison||144||Melvyn Henry|
|16||Steve Henderson||72||John Izatt||153||Peter Dolan|
|18||N/A||74||Kevin McCann||160||William Little|
|19||Alexander Dick||77||John Allardyce||161||Bill Shortreed|
|20||Graham McCabe||78||Mark Doherty||165||Douglas McLean|
|25||Dick Whittington||80||Adam Wilson||166||Eddie Bryce|
|26||Dave Gunn||92||Lawrence Ross||173||Robert Clark|
|28||James Sommerville||93||Joseph McGhee||182||Fraser Greenwood|
|29||Chris Maver||99||Samuel Harvie||191||Paul Donaldson|
|30||N/A||100||Colin Armitt||193||George Dodds|
|31||Ronald Fraser||105||Eric Nisbet||200||Jock Burgoyne|
|32||James Paterson||106||Victor Knox||201||Ricky Whitehead|
|34||Michael Connell||108||N/A||203||David Taylor|
|38||Ronald Luff||109||Dave McClymont||204||N/A|
|49||Scott Bathgate||112||Steve McCall||208||Ian Bell|
|50||Bobby Dickson||117||David Smart||212||N/A|
|57||N/A||119||Gordon Baillie||215||David Law|
|58||N/A||126||Robert Gold||251||William Hill|
|59||Jock Rice||128||Brian Tindell||300||Davie Duncan|
|61||Mick Graham||130||Keith England||303||Ian Kerr|
No namers 30 & 57 competed in no less than 5 meetings each!
Ministox - 22 cars
|600||Fraser Manson||609||Willie Mullen||620||Gavin Burns?|
|602||Duncan Hamilton||611||Mark Hamilton||626||Raymond Gunn|
|603||Steven Nicol||612||Diane Smith||631||David Brown|
|604||Terry Slaven||614||Fin MacArthur||661||N/A|
|605||Jamie Chidwick||615||Brian Love||665||Karen Mitchell|
|606||Careen Dick||616||Gail Peace?||666||Lee Mitchell|
|607||Graham Swan||617||Drew Cochrane?||699||Jenny Barclay|
Some outrageous no namers in the Ministox Nos 616, 620, & 602. No 616 I believe is Gail Peace - 12 meetings, No 620 I believe is Gavin Burns - 5 meetings, sadly No 602 - 4 meetings remains anonymous.
1300 Saloon Stock Cars - 23 cars
|700||Jock Burgoyne||709||Graham McCubbin||730||Joanne Devlin|
|701||John McLaughlin||710||Arthur McCaffrey||731||Eddie Devlin|
|702||David Low||711||Malcolm Buchanan||732||Kenny Purdie|
|703||George Glen||712||James Pringle||733||N/A|
|704||Willie Dunn||713||Raymond Webb||735||N/A|
|705||John Paterson||714||Ian Roberts||747||David Witham|
|707||Keith Valentine||715||Michael Nairn||777||Andy Gordon|
|708||Graham More||717||James Cosgrove|
No records of the 5 drivers in italics ever having competed in a meeting in 1984.
Saloon Stock Cars - Points Chart
|1st||46||Keith Jarman||478||11th||121||John Burns||122|
|2nd||151||Bob Jones||426||12th||8||Willie Miller||118|
|3rd||330||Robert Bruce||372||13th||126||Robert Gold||112|
|4th||202||Neil Petrie||339||14th=||114||Bob MacKay||86|
|5th||131||Gordon Brown||307||14th=||125||David Forrest||86|
|6th||47||Ernie Burgoyne||216||16th||99||Gordon Barclay||73|
|7th||120||Jimmy Forrest||211||17th||138||Nat Hill||70|
|8th||68||Harry Burgoyne||179||18th||53||James Carnie||40|
|9th||197||George Chirray||172||19th||85||Kenneth McLay||39|
|10th||103||Colin Robertson||139||20th||83||Keith Miller||25|
The points charts published in the programmes were not the best. In the past we had been spoiled to a certain extent by Spedeworth Scotland when we were provided with ALL points scorers during the season.
The Saloon Stock chart was the most ridiculous of all of them - NO YELLOW TOPS WERE LISTED in the end of season points chart. It wasn't just the fans that were provided with this rubbish. The driver's Newsletter was just a photocopy of that which had been printed in the programme. The amazing thing is, that it was then re-printed again the same way in the programme at the start of the 1985 season. Really quite poor.
Anyway a bit of research indicates that there would have been at least 5 yellow tops & the points these drivers accrued is indicated above.
The balance of the drivers in the charts are white tops - unfortunately without the points totals.
MEETINGS ATTENDED IN 1984**
|131||Gordon Brown||29||150||Allan Brown||10||322||Donald Gilmour||4|
|151||Bob Jones||29||85||Kenneth McLay||9||52||N/A||3|
|47||Ernie Burgoyne||28||248||Allan Ross||9||111||Jimmy Gellan||3|
|68||Harry Burgoyne||27||45||Gordon Campbell||8||21||Alex Sommerville||2|
|330||Robert Bruce||27||126||Robert Gold||8||55||James Lynch||2|
|46||Keith Jarman||26||138||Nat Hill||8||11||Graham Leask||1|
|99||Gordon Barclay||25||156||Robert McIntyre||8||50||N/A||1|
|103||Colin Robertson||25||53||James Carnie||7||133||Raymond McManus||1|
|125||David Forrest||22||73||Ralph Carson||7||E24||Kevin Clark||1|
|197||George Chirray||22||132||John Maxwell||7||E37||N/A||1|
|202||Neil Petrie||22||114||Bob MacKay||6||E62||Graham Dale||1|
|120||Jimmy Forrest||18||32||James Paterson||4||E73||Pete Gratton||1|
|314||Rab Gilmour||15||86||N/A||4||E155||Frank Tart||1|
|8||Willie Miller||13||123||Alastair Smith||4||E304||Adrian Thomson||1|
|121||John Burns||11||246||John Ramsay||4||E370||John Howarth||1|
Most Wins in 1984
|West of Scotland Championship Armadale 12.05.84||East of Scotland Championship Cowdenbeath 12.05.84|
|1st||197||George Chirray||1st||197||George Chirray|
|2nd||99||Gordon Barclay||2nd||330||Robert Bruce|
|3rd||8||Willie Miller||3rd||8||Willie Miller|
|4th||46||Keith Jarman||4th||120||Jimmy Forrest|
|5th||151||Bob Jones||5th||202||Neil Petrie|
|6th||131||Gordon Brown||6th||131||Gordon Brown|
|7th||103||Colin Robertson||7th||126||Robert Gold|
|8th||73||Ralph Carson||8th||103||Colin Robertson|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 03.06.84 WISBECH||NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 07.07.84 IPSWICH|
|1st||B37||Dirk Thomas||1st||E238||Eddie Aldous|
|2nd||151||Bob Jones||2nd||151||Bob Jones|
|3rd||E636||Conrad Self||3rd||B37||Dirk Thomas|
|4th||E238||Eddie Aldous||4th||E636||Conrad Self|
|5th||E304||Martyn Parker||5th||E776||Tony Jones|
|6th||E126||Willy Barnes||6th||E119||Martin Davey|
|7th||E432||Noddy Robinson||7th||E44||Clive Lewis|
|SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP 22.07.84||BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 04.08.84|
|1st||46||Keith Jarman||1st||46||Keith Jarman|
|2nd||131||Gordon Brown||2nd||47||Ernie Burgoyne|
|3rd||47||Ernie Burgoyne||3rd||E238||Eddy Aldous|
|4th||330||Robert Bruce||4th||E126||Willy Barnes|
|5th||248||Allan Ross||5th||E776||Tony Jones|
|6th||151||Bob Jones||6th||E101||Ian Sutton|
|UK CHALLENGE SHIELD 04.08.84||OPEN SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP 05.08.84|
|1st||46||Keith Jarman||1st||46||Keith Jarman|
|2nd||47||Ernie Burgoyne||2nd||E636||Conrad Self|
|3rd||330||Robert Bruce||3rd||151||Bob Jones|
|SCOTTISH / MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIP 21.10.84||COCK O' NORTH 04.11.84|
|1st||151||Bob Jones||1st||46||Keith Jarman|
|2nd||202||Neil Petrie||2nd||151||Bob Jones|
|3rd||330||Robert Bruce||3rd||68||Harry Burgoyne|
|4th||E37||Jayne Beane||4th||202||Neil Petrie|
|5th||46||Keith Jarman||5th||330||Robert Bruce|
|6th||E304||Adrian Thomson||6th||197||George Chirray|
|7th||E73||Pete Gratton||7th||248||Allan Ross|
|8th||121||John Burns||8th||121||John Burns|
Not a huge turn out of cars for the opening meeting on the 4th March at 17 cars. Mind you only 19 cars were listed in the programme. 3 different winners, though all driving Ford Escorts, with Robert Bruce winning the first heat whereupon car maladies forced his withdrawal from the rest of the meeting. James Carnie (I believe from white grade) held on in a very damaging 2nd heat where only 5 cars finished. It was World Champion Gordon Brown who was the season's first Final victor completing a successful day where he ended up top point scorer. Harry Burgoyne & Bob McKay followed Gordon home in the Final. Robert Gold's venture into the Saloons looked very promising with a heat 7th & Final 4th.
11th March, wet & dreich conditions greeted fans & competitors. If Robert Gold's form from the previous week had looked encouraging a clean sweep (by some distance) certainly created a lot more attention. James Carnie could feel rightly aggrieved as his performance would have provided the headline, had it not been for "Goldie", with a heat 4th & 2nd, going on to a Final 2nd. Indeed this earned James 2nd top points scorer for the meeting. Long time Banger expert Colin Robertson took 2nd in the Final. Only 15 cars at this meeting.
A couple more heat wins for Gordon Brown on a freezing Sunday on the 18th March & a fine win in the Final to Harry Burgoyne. It was though Robert Gold who top scored again by coming home 2nd in each race. A move to take the lead of the Final by spinning Gordon Barclay went pear shaped. A tactic used quite extensively in the Stock rods too! Robert Bruce was 3rd in the Final. The 2nd heat was called with 4 laps to go when Stock Rod star man Gordon Campbell rolled and got injured forcing a trip to hospital. Gordon had not had such a successful venture into Saloon Stocks as "Goldie" having badly damaged his car at the first meeting of the season. The Final was also brought to a halt after a brutal tangle between Gordon Brown & Dave Forrest. Dave was injured & dramatically attended to by the medics while lying on the track. Dave was also carted off to hospital, though thankfully it turned out he was not seriously injured. Gordon Brown was excluded from the re-start due to his car being damaged too badly to be safe. Though as being partly the cause of the stoppage that shouldn't have been an issue in any case.
The last meeting in March yet again saw Robert Gold to the fore, with heat win & 2nd & another Final win. Not many drivers enter a new formula with such success. Willie Miller was 2nd in the Final & the first success of the season of "Superstar" Keith Jarman in 3rd. "Superstar" status had been introduced by Spedeworth Scotland for the first time this season.
Keith Jarman & Bob Jones were the Superstars in the Saloon Stock formula during the first point scoring period.
The performances of "Goldie" however in the first period ensured that he would be on of the "Superstars" in the 2nd points period. Pretty impressive jump from yellow top. Gordon Brown collected another heat win, also continuing a successful start to the season, indeed Gordon was the 2nd Superstar for the next points period.
April Fools Day & the Gordon Brown / Robert Gold show continued in the two heats, capturing the 1 / 2 finishing slots in that order. Gordon went on to complete the treble with victory in the Final. The Final was for the "Cecil" Trophy, a race uniquely where the combatants start in "Indian" file as opposed to the side by side formation. Gordon as a superstar of course had to come through the field right from the back. Worrying though only 14 cars competed in the meeting.
The 2nd meeting in April on the 8th brought about a complete change in proceedings with 3 different winners all taking their first flags of the season. Keith Jarman the first heat (where only 4 cars finished), proving there was still some speed in the old jalopy! A new car was imminent. Jimmy Forrest the 2nd & Allan Ross the Final which was for the "Stewards" Cup, Gordon Brown & Bob Jones the podium places. Allan was making his first appearance of the year endeavouring to defend his title. This he managed after Jimmy Forrest who had been well in the lead "lost" it and hit the fence (possibly due to a puncture).
Neil Petrie joined the winning list for the first time in 1984 on the 15th April, with heat & Final victories. Robert Bruce was the other heat winner & followed Neil home in the 2nd heat. Neil had to thank Robert in fact in no small way for his ultimate Final win as Robert involved himself in a big smash at the start of the race. It seemed Robert had been injured resulting in a stoppage.
Just prior to this Neil had been spun out by Keith Jarman & had fallen back to the rear of the field. A complete re-start allowed Neil to re-boot - he made the most of it. Also the field of cars reached 20 for the first time since the start of the season.
Another heat & Final victory on Easter Sunday the following week, this time for Bob McKay. Jimmy Forrest picked up another win in the 2nd heat. The story though was that each heat had been a battle between these two drivers for the win. In the first heat Jimmy was forced to follow Bob home. In the 2nd heat Jimmy spun Bob out of contention. While in the Final Bob returned the compliment on Jimmy.
Made a nice change at Cowdenbeath to see an Avenger (Bob McKay) leading home an Escort (Jimmy Forrest).
The battle for the honours in April's last get together, carried on from the previous week, this week Bob McKay took both the heats & Jimmy Forrest the Final. However the result in the Final was far from satisfactory, Bob was in fact in an unassailable lead in the Final with Jimmy in 2nd. Brother Davey Forrest (at least one lap down), took Bob out before the flag allowing Jimmy through for the win. Ever the apologist, commentator John Kelly stated in the following weeks programme "was there anything necessarily wrong with it, Saloon Stock racing is a contact sport after all". It might have been advantageous if John had read Gwen Cecil's Track Chat piece in the programme of the 18th March. Admittedly it was in relation to Bangers, (I'm sure even John would have conceded a more "contact sport" than Saloon Stocks). Gwen wrote "and only eliminate the other cars by removing them from behind, in no way must they sit on the side and wait for a car to come round". Of course Spedeworth Scotland took no action. Not the proudest moment for many concerned.
From the start of May, 3 Superstars now listed in the Saloon Stocks, Bob Jones in the leading spot (how did that happen, Bob had yet to win a race this season?), followed by Gordon Brown & Neil Petrie on equal points - hence the 3 Superstars in lieu of 2. Following the inaction of the Promoter's the previous week, as expected, things deteriorated further on the McKay / Forrest front. While battling for the lead in the first heat Jimmy Forrest retaliated to some contact from Bob McKay, they both crashed into the fence. Neil Petrie, who, despite collecting some collateral damage from the McKay / Forrest get together recovered and went on to collect the win. McKay's Avenger was too badly damaged to have any further impact on the meeting. In contrast Forrest however did acquire some additional triumphs in the following events, by winning the next heat & the Final with Neil Petrie runner up on both occasions.
An ambitious endeavour by Spedeworth Scotland over the 12th & 13th May, with 3 meetings, Saturday afternoon at Armadale, Saturday evening & Sunday afternoon at Cowdenbeath. The Saloon Stocks featuring at all meetings. 14 cars turned up at Armadale where the principal race was for the West of Scotland Championship. Armadale, as is often the case, threw up some interesting results, George Chirray winning both heats & the Championship race. The podium positions going to Gordon Barclay in 2nd & Willie Miller in 3rd.
After Armadale giving us some interesting winners during the afternoon, who would be victorious on the Saturday evening at Cowdenbeath?
George Chirray of course winning both heats & the Championship race! The East of Scotland Championship in this case. Robert Bruce taking the 2nd spot & Willie Miller yet again in 3rd. Car numbers thankfully up to 21 cars.
The unexpected therefore became the expected on Sunday, however George could only manage a 2nd in the heat & 3rd in the Final, there were only two races on the last day's action. Bob McKay was first past the flag on both occasions, much to the approval of the crowd. Neil Petrie was 2nd in the Final.
Crowd favourite Bob McKay "the Avenger" continued his form from last Sunday at the 20th May meeting, first past the flag in the two heats. Bob did not complete the treble though when "the Avenger" developed mechanical problems & George Chirray won his 3rd Final in two weeks heading home Jimmy Forrest & Bob Jones. Unfortunately back to a disappointing 14 cars again.
27th May, wins for now regular "speed king" George Chirray & Neil Petrie. Robert Bruce battled through to his first Final win of the year, spinning out earlier winner George Chirray who ended up on his roof. "Best tactic of the day" pronounced track commentator John Kelly (he was a big Robert Bruce fan which he could often quite not contain). Of course John embarked on endless plaudits of this performance in the following weeks programme. In contrast George who you will recall had just won 3 Finals & 4 heats in two weeks had received the following comment "the final which was won by George Chirray (197)". Pity he hadn't spun someone out so that they landed on their roof! Neil Petrie was 2nd in the Final & Bob Jones 3rd.
Meetings took place in the 1st June at Armadale & 3rd June at Cowdenbeath to which the Saloon Stocks were not invited, partly due to the World Championship taking place at Wisbech.
The World Championship was a victory for relative novice Saloon Stock driver Dirk Thomas from Belgium. Dirk had gone to the trouble of converting his Escort to right hand drive. Dirk also had the good luck of being drawn on the front row of the grid alongside Eddy Aldous who had been drawn in pole position. The highest position drawn by a Scottish driver was Willie Miller in 14th place. Much mayhem ensued at the start as you would expect , however Eddy & Dirk escaped all this to open up an early gap. Willie got spun out early on & then Keith Jarman (18th grid spot) crashed to a halt & could not re-start through starter motor issues. Eddy had earned a substantial lead but received a lot of attention when lapping cars, delaying him enough to allow Dirk through into the lead. Robert George did try his best to eliminate Dirk on the last lap when he was being lapped - but failed. The best performance of the race was undoubtedly Bob Jones from grid position 31st, he fought his way through the field despite being a target for the rest of the drivers. Bob was closing down Dirk at an incredible rate of knots but running out of time. Conrad Self was 3rd, EddyAldous 4th, Martyn Parker 5th & Willy Barnes 6th.
So 10th June was the next meeting for the Stock Saloons. Bob Jones received a good reception following his 2nd place in the aforementioned World Championship & he celebrated the occasion by beating Robert Bruce into 2nd place in the first heat. Robert bounced back in the 2nd heat to take the win from Neil Petrie.
These positions were reversed in the Final with Neil securing another Final. Gordon Barclay was 3rd. An incredibly low turnout of only 13 cars.
On the 17th June it was the return of the "old timers". Bob Jones was victorious in heat one. Keith Jarman at last debuted his long awaited new Escort, in which he looked very impressive taking heat two & the Final. Keith in fact was first past the flag in the first heat as well, however was penalised for some "secret rule infringement", which excluded him from the results of the first heat. Conversely a "well publicised rule infringement" (jumping the start) granted Keith the 2nd heat when Robert Bruce who was first past the flag was penalised one position. Ernie Burgoyne was 2nd & Neil Petrie 3rd.
Last meeting at Cowdenbeath for June and the difference reigning British Champion Keith Jarman's new car made was emphasised with a clean sweep of all races. Neil Petrie again showing well in the Final with a 2nd, he also achieved a 2nd in one of the heats. Robert Bruce was 3rd. 16 cars attended the meeting.
There may have been a meeting at Armadale on the 29th June where Saloon Stocks were in attendance. Unfortunately I have no details of the meeting.
1st July and another battle between two drivers ensued. It's amazing how many times this season meetings have turned out like this. On this occasion the pair were Keith Jarman & Robert Bruce, now there's a blast from the past. First clash went to Keith from Robert, with the positions then reversed for the next race & the Final. Allan Ross grabbed the 3rd slot in the Final.
The mid season break then came into effect. The Scottish Saloon Stock drivers had a customary successful foray down south at the Hot Rod World Championship Spedeweekend on the 7th & 8th July. The main Saloon Stock car race during the weekend was for the National Championship. Bob Jones motored home for a fine 2nd spot, sandwiched between winner Eddie Aldous & 3rd spot Conrad Self. Interestingly future star female F1 Stock Car pilot Jayne Beane finished 4th.
The other two heat races over the weekend went to Harry Burgoyne & Ray Goudy (Jayne Beane was 2nd in the latter). The Final went to who else but Keith Jarman leading home Conrad Self & Bob Jones.
Resumption of action after the holiday break on the 22nd July with the Scottish Saloon Stock Championship. The heat winners were Ernie Burgoyne & Neil Petrie. The Scottish Championship race itself was won for the 2nd time by Keith Jarman from Gordon Brown & Ernie Burgoyne. Keith did not start his campaign well being forced out with a puncture in the first heat, he drove more carefully in the 2nd to ensure qualification, collecting a 5th place finish. Keith's victory was reported by track commentator John Kelly with the headline "Mistake Lets Keith In For Victory". So it was a lucky win then? Not quite - you see John's fave Robert Bruce was the individual who made the mistake. He had been drawn on the 2nd row of the grid, while Keith was drawn on the 3rd row. The race - and what a race - developed between these two great rivals. Robert just had his nose if front for much of the race, however the incessant pressure "Forced" Robert into an error - he clipped a back marker and he spun out. Maybe a headline "Keith Pressures Great Rival Into Mistake To Take Title Victory" would have been better, giving both these great drivers the credit they deserved. It was very concerning that only 17 cars were able to take part in this important Saloon Stock meeting.
On the 29th July Jimmy Forrest won all the races, though the first race was only awarded to Jimmy after A) Keith Harman's half shaft departed from his car while in the lead & then B) Ernie Burgoyne was penalised for ???. Heat 2 was full of incident, a re-start was forced after John Ramsay got smashed into the fence on the warming up lap. Rab Gilmour executed a spectacular triple roll. Keith Jarman lost a rear wheel which managed to find its way into Neil Petrie's car which was following close behind. This could have been really nasty, Neil didn't bat an eyelid and sped on with his new passenger to collect 2nd place. Place getters in the Final were Keith Jarman in 2nd & Neil Petrie in 3rd.
In the August News Letter it was announced that 2 litre engines could now be used to the make of car intended.
Big weekend of action on the 4th & 5th August. I am not sure if this was classified as 3 meetings ie if you had to pay for 3 meetings or just a bit more for the 20 races that took place on the Saturday.
Proceedings commenced at 2.00pm, 9 races up until 5.30pm incorporating the British Saloon Stock Championship, Often one to step up for the big meetings was defending champion Keith Jarman ultimately unsuccessfully on this occasion, though it was in doubt for a time due to strange goings on at scrutineering. Jimmy Forrest was first past the flag & eventually officially crowned. Also exceptional performances from Ernie Burgoyne in 3rd & Eddie Aldous in 4th.There was also one Saloon Stock heat during the afternoon. Part 2 on the Saturday and Racing resumed at 7.00pm. Another two Saloon Stock heats culminating in the Final which was for the UK Challenge Shield.
Keith Jarman bounced back from his near miss in the British by collecting this title, Ernie Burgoyne also finished one place higher in this one with a fine 2nd. Robert Bruce collected the 3rd spot, completing another Scottish 1,2,3.
On to Sunday and the first Saloon Stock Race was for the Open Scottish Championship - you guessed it first Keith Jarman, another title he happened to be defending, the placings this time to Conrad Self & Bob Jones. The last couple of laps were epic, Bob Jones took Conrad Self, then Keith Jarman went past Conrad & Bob, finally Conrad went past Bob again for the eventual finishing order. There was one other heat on the Sunday before the Final that was captured by Robert Bruce.
12th August & only 12 Saloon Stock cars, numbers had been poor this year but 12 cars was very disappointing, the Saloon Stock mayhem from the previous weekend obviously a contributor to the low total. The first two past the flag in each race was the same Robert Bruce completing a fine treble chased home by Keith Jarman in each case.
The 18th & 19th August was Banger meeting including the grandly titled "British Supreme Banger Championship" & the "UK Challenge Trophy", however there were two heats & Final for the Saloon Stock cars on Sunday the 19th. The heats were shared between Robert Bruce & Keith Jarman as were the 2nd positions. In the Final it was Keith Jarman who was the victor, Robert Bruce failing to finish.
There was a Stock Rod / 1300 Stock Car / Ministox meeting at Armadale on the 25th August - unfortunately I have no records from that meeting.
Last of the August events and another 12 car meeting, familiar look to the first heat Robert Bruce first home followed by Keith Jarman, different face to the fore in the 2nd heat when Nat Hill took a win from the yellow grade followed by George Chirray, Keith Jarman & Robert Bruce could only manage 3rd & 4th in this one.
Come the 9 car Final though and it was Keith Jarman again taking victory, Bob Jones & Neil Petrie the 2nd & 3rd slots.
On to September and in the first heat Robert Bruce took the win followed home by Keith Jarman. Heat 2 & Gordon Brown was back in the winning groove. The Final & Nat Hill continued his form from the previous week when he had picked up a heat win & a heat 2nd behind Gordon Brown by winning the Final ahead of hot shots Keith Jarman & Bon Jones.
Only 9 cars on the 9th September, interestingly there were 9 1300cc Stock Cars & 9 Superstox, amazingly also on the bill were Stock Rods 25 cars, Ministox 11 cars & Bangers 44 cars. This is surely THE illustration of where things went wrong & are still wrong to this day - too many formulae - not enough cars. There were apparently some drivers also racing "elsewhere", the programmes did not inform us who the drivers were or where they were racing, or indeed post "the event" how they fared. It is possible that the promoter's "plan" was to have only one heat & the Final - which was all that took place. This would additionally explain why only 9 cars appeared. Neil Petrie won the heat & Robert Bruce the Final.
Thankfully the following week the numbers shot up to 17 cars, Robert Bruce picked up the first heat followed home by John Burns who was back after a long lay-off starting from the yellow grade. Heat 2 & a close battle between Harry & Ernie Burgoyne, Harry's Sunbeam had moved into the lead, however pressure from Ernie in his Escort saw him take over, closing fast was Keith Jarman who got past Harry & then spun out Ernie on the last corner for the win. In the Final Keith did not leave it so late, taking over the lead from Harry Burgoyne half way through the race, Bob Jones also managed to get past Harry before the flag to take 2nd.
A very wet meeting on the 23rd September brought about more of the spinning out your adversary rather than the nudging wide, Robert Bruce dealt out the treatment to Jimmy Forrest in the first heat & then Ernie Burgoyne executed the same manoeuvre on Robert. The race developed into a battle between the yellow graders, Dave Forrest taking the victory from John Burns. John Burns took both the next heat & the Final.
John's heat win was a tense affair as Robert Bruce relentlessly closed in, but only just missing out. It was Harry Burgoyne who got closest to John in the Final, Robert captured the 3rd spot.
The end of the month get-together, John Burns in his Celica won both heats, again with the fast closing red tops just running out of time, Keith Jarman in the first heat & Robert Bruce in the second. John again took up the front running spot in the Final & again it was Robert who hunted him down with Keith in turn closing on them both. Robert put the hit on John which went a bit awry mainly for Robert. Keith slipped past Robert & then passed John in the last lap. Robert recovering for 3rd.
Into October & unfortunately an action packed days racing was again spoiled by lack of rule enforcement by the promotion. The heats were brilliant, Gordon Brown the winner of the 1st & Neil Petrie the 2nd. The Final was another cracker, John Burns was the early leader, Harry Burgoyne was the first from the blue grade up with John & he duly swept passed. The red tops were now up with the leader, Jimmy Forrest took up the running only for Neil Petrie to spin him out almost immediately. This delayed Neil allowing Harry back into the lead. Neil was right with Harry when Keith Jarman caught them both. They were both swept aside, however Harry awaited Keith on the next lap & hit him into the fence. Robert Bruce was gifted the win, Gordon Brown 2nd spot & George Chirray 3rd. It was inevitable that if this type of behavior was going to continue unpunished it would increase in frequency.
14th October. There was a big pile up in the first heat in which British Champion Jimmy Forrest was injured suffering a broken ankle.
Robert Bruce went on to win this first heat from ex Banger stalwart Colin Robertson. Colin went one better capturing the 2nd heat.
John Burns got through into an early lead which he held on to the flag from Ernie Burgoyne & Neil Petrie.
The meeting of the 21st October was for the "Scottish Midland Championship". This was the 2nd year this race had been run & John Burns was defending his title. This was a championship which was arranged between Spedeworth Scotland & the Buxton promotion, essentially after Spedeworth Scotland found out that Gordon McDougall had suggested a similar competition between Newtongrange Saloon Stock drivers & the Buxton promotion the previous year. There is no doubt that the racing at Cowdenbeath was improved by the numerous Gordon McDougall initiatives that Spedeworth Scotland copied or usurped. The prize fund for the race, which was listed as being sponsored by Gwen Cecil, which seemed a little strange was 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £30, 4th £15, 5th £5, 6th £5, with trophies going to the first three.
23 cars competed during the day including 7 visitors from Buxton. Neil Petrie won the first heat from Keith Jarman. First Buxton man home was John Howarth in 6th followed by current English Champion Kevin Clark in 7th, (incidently Kevin won this race utilising the ex Willie Miller car utilising a 2 litre engine fitted with twin carbs.)The first prize was £30. The 2nd heat & Keith Jarman was the victor this time, John Howarth improving his finishing position to 2nd. In the Championship Race John Burns zipped off into the lead from the front row, while English Champion Kevin Clark (from blue grade?) slotted into 2nd. Kevin then slipped through into the lead. Neil Petrie caught Kevin and endeavoured to spin him out, delaying them both & allowing John Burns back into the lead. Kevin recovered and attempted to slot past John, neck & neck they tangled with a tailender. Bob Jones grasped the chance & shot through for the Championship win - unbelievably Bob had not won a Final this season - however he is a man for the big occasion, Neil Petrie was the runner up & Robert Bruce 3rd, Jayne Bean collected 4th & the first Buxton driver home. A great effort by Jean as her car had been all but destroyed the previous week at Buxton. In comparison with the prize money for the English Championship, the Scottish / Midland Championship amounts were:- 1st - £100, 2nd - £50, 3rd - £30, 4th - £15, 5th - £10, 6th - £5.
Saloon Stocks were omitted from the programme on the 28th October so the 4th November was the last "proper" Saloon Stock meeting of the season.
I say "proper", but there were no National Points at stake & there were also novelty races for mechanics on the bill. The single heat on the day was another win for Robert Bruce. The "main" attractions for this meeting were the "Cock O' North" races for those who had won Finals & Championships. There were 10 competitors for the Saloon Stock version. It developed into a battle between Bob Jones & Keith Jarman, with the latter eventually triumphant. Keith collected a number of awards during the day in point of fact. He was awarded his National Points title award, the "Gwennie" award which was voted for by the spectators for each formula. Finally he received the "Roy Cecil Personality of the Year" also voted by the fans.
Superstox Points Chart
|Most Wins in 1984|
|Meetings Attended in 1984|
|E 77||Tony Roots||3|
|E 604||Gerry Cooper||3|
|H 4||Antony Van Oetelaar||3|
|NI 1||Robin Morrow||3|
|NI 6||Tom Swan||3|
|E 71||David Gower||2|
|E 209||Barry Watson||2|
|H 11||Peter Tinnermans||2|
|NI 60||Graham Carter||2|
|E 38||Malcolm Davis||1|
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP ARMADALE 12.05.84||OPEN SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP COWDENBEATH 12.05.84|
|1st||39||LES CLARK||1st||39||LES CLARK|
|2nd||87||ROBIN BROWN||2nd||87||ROBIN BROWN|
|3rd||24||JOHN ADAM||3rd||24||JOHN ADAM|
|4th||E209||BARRY WATSON||4th||164||JOSEPH PATERSON|
|5th||NI60||GRAHAM CARTER||5th||75||DAVE MOIR|
|6th||75||DAVE MOIR||6th||E71||DAVID GOWER|
|7th||H11||PETER TINNEREMANS||7th||H4||TONY van den OETELAAR|
|8th||H4||TONY van den OETELAAR||8th||E77||TONY ROOTS|
|UKCC COWDENBEATH 13.05.84||WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TILBURG 10.06.84|
|1st||87||ROBIN BROWN||1st||H4||TONY van den OETELAAR|
|2nd||24||JOHN ADAM||2nd||H41||JO VAN RENGS|
|3rd||E604||GERRY COOPER||3rd||E206||ROBIN RANDALL|
|4th||48||HAMISH McNABB||4th||E54||MARTYN BRAND|
|6th||214||JIMMY McALPINE||6th||E320||DAVE PIERCE|
|7th||H4||TONY van den OETELAAR||7th||N/A|
|WEST of SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ARMADALE 15.06.84||NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 07.07.84 IPSWICH|
|1st||87||ROBIN BROWN||1st||E221||PAUL WARWICK|
|2nd||94||VIC RUSSELL||2nd||E443||STEVE MONK|
|3rd||81||BILL PULLAR||3rd||E17||ROY EATON|
|4th||75||DAVE MOIR||4th||E170||HOWARD WHITE|
|5th||24||JOHN ADAM||5th||E206||ROBIN RANDALL|
|6th||36||DOUG PETRIE||6th||H4||TONY van den OETELAAR|
|EAST of SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP COWDENBEATH 04.08.84||BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP CLEETHORPES 12.08.84|
|1st||39||LES CLARK||1st||E54||MARTYN BRAND|
|2nd||87||ROBIN BROWN||2nd||E206||ROBIN RANDALL|
|3rd||164||JOSEPH PATERSON||3rd||E211||HOWARD COLE|
|SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP COWDENBEATH 02.09.84||COCK O' NORTH COWDENBEATH 04.11.84|
|1st||39||LES CLARK||1st||81||BILL PULLAR|
|2nd||81||BILL PULLAR||2nd||39||LES CLARK|
|3rd||94||VIC RUSSELL||3rd||87||ROBIN BROWN|
|4th||75||DAVE MOIR||4th||48||HAMISH McNABB|
The first meeting was on the 4th March, there were only a disappointing 9 cars in attendance though. To put that in perspective 16 cars were at the first meeting in 1983.
Robin Brown won the first heat of the season in which there were only 4 finishers. Heat 2 & the Final were victories for Vic Russell in his new car. Track commentator John Kelly had mentioned in the programme for the meeting that Vic was one to look out for based on it's performance in pre-season testing. Les Clark & John Adam were podium place getters in the Final. The newly introduced Superstars positions category in the Superstox were filled by Les Clark & Vic Russell.
The 11th March meeting was wet, resulting in a very greasy track. It turned out that Vic's new car needed a bit of sorting to perform in the wet. 4th, 5th & 6th places were his results this week. It was Les Clark who won the first heat & Robin Brown the 2nd & the Final. The 2nd & 3rd in the Final was a repeat of week 1 Les Clark & John Adam.
The programme for the 18th March meeting mentioned one item of concern, where it stated "Superstox fields are pretty good". The fields for the first 6 races that this statement was based on were 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, & 8. That is not pretty good but delusional. Still 12 cars did front up for this meeting which in percentage terms was a big improvement. Vic Russell was back to winning ways in the dry conditions this week with heat & Final wins. Vic fair blootered Robin Brown out of the way to win the Final, but not so much as to put Robin out. He recovered for second & Les Clark took 3rd spot. Vic also gathered a 2nd place in the other heat behind Dave Moir.
The last meeting in March was on the 25th & Vic Russell was again in dominant form. Vic in fact looked to be on for the treble, until in the Final he lost a wheel while in the lead. It was Hamish McNab who had been in 2nd spot at this point who went on to collect the win, Dave Moir was 2nd & Les Clark 3rd.
1st April meeting produced three very close races, Les Clark won the opening battle from Robin Brown. The next heat & the Final were fought out between Les & Vic Russell. Vic successful on both occasions, though he was forced to stuff Les into a dead car in the Final to secure that victory. Hamish McNab & Joe Paterson were the place getters in the major race. Only 5 cars completed the distance. At the end of the first points period Les Clark & Vic Russell retained there Superstar status. Surprisingly though with Vic winning 8 races so far, he was still 1 point behind Les Clark who had won only 2.
The 2nd meeting in April on the 8th was for the "Steward's Cup", Jimmy McAlpine captured the two heats from his yellow grid starting slot. He was half a lap ahead in the Final, by such a huge margin that presumably he lost all concentration and clattered straight into the fence. Vic Russell of course happily accepted the win, Les Clark & John Adam were in the podium positions, for the 3rd time in a Final this season. Encouragingly car numbers were up to 16.
Another trophy up for grabs on the 15th April in the shape of the "Cowdenbeath Cup". Jimmy McAlpine was the winner in the Championship race, whereas last week when he won both heats & then went smashing out of the Final when in the lead. This week he succumbed in both heats when leading but made no such error in the Final, Bill Pullar was closing fast but ran out of time, Les Brown collected 3rd. The heat winners (who both failed to complete the Final) were Vic Russell & John Adam.
22nd April & another 16 car turnout. Jimmy McAlpine only just missed out on the last lap, Les Clark slipping through on the back straight. In the 2nd heat he was in the lead until the 2nd last lap when Bill Pullar took over, Les Clark also got past Jimmy before the flag. Vic Russell powered through to yet another Final win ahead of Les Clark & Jimmy McAlpine.
Jimmy McAlpine had another great day's racing at the last meeting in April. He just missed out by 1 point in being top points scorer to Robin Brown. In the 1st heat Jimmy was again in the lead for the bulk of the race only being passed in the latter stages by Les Clark & the Robin Brown. In the 2nd heat Jimmy got a bit of a break leading from start to finish. Jimmy again burst into the lead in the Final & again it was only in the closing stages that he was caught. It was Robin Brown on this occasion doing the catching. Jimmy retaining the 2nd spot & Vic Russell the 3rd.
John Adam won both heats on the 6th May, however car problems scuppered any hope of a treble. In a repetition of many Superstox races of late it looked like another win for Jimmy McAlpine until he crashed towards the end of the race resulting in yet another Final win for Vic Russell.
Superstox were on the bill for each of the 3 meeting extravaganza over the 12th & 13th of May. Starting with the 12th May Saturday afternoon meeting at Armadale there were two Superstox races in the schedule the "May Trophy" heat race won by Les Clark & the big race over the weekend the Superstox European Championship. Only 22 cars on the grid out of the programmed 27. It comprised 11 Scottish, 6 English, 2 from Northern Ireland, Dutch Champion, German Champion & World Champion (who was also Dutch). Public draw for grid positions, Jerry Cooper drew pole position. There was much mayhem at the start, such that Les Clark stormed through to 2nd in only 2 laps from his 15th grid spot on the grid. Jerry Cooper had gone straight into the lead. Les Clark managed to get past on lap 9. He was travelling so well he then lapped every other driver up to 2nd placed man Robin Brown. John Adam collected 3rd.
Another 2 races for the Superstox on Saturday evening at Cowdenbeath. Another 22 car grid for the Open Scottish Championship. Amazingly the result was identical to the European Championship earlier in the day, Clark followed by Brown and Adam. The other race was for the "Spedeworth Scotland Trophy". It looks as though only 8 cars took part for some reason. The result was almost the same, Clark & Brown taking the first two spots, it was Hamish McNab taking 3rd on this occasion dropping John Adam to 4th.
Sunday's meeting included another 2 Superstox races, the "UK Challenge Cup", Les Clark of course was the favourite & indeed he made his way through to take up the lead. This time however he was forced out when taking evasive action lapping a backmarker. Then justifiably taking up the front running was Robin Brown, the only driver to get close to Les all weekend, John Adam who had also been in great form all weekend came home 2nd. Jerry Cooper captured 3rd. The final race of the two days was another win for Robin Brown.
Last weekends meeting obviously took it's toll on the attendance at the 20th May meeting with only 10 cars making an appearance. Les Clark continued his remarkable performance from the previous week by winning both heats & Final at a canter. His first treble of the season, albeit he did win both the Superstox races at two of the meetings the previous week. Bill Pullar suffered a frightening crash in the first heat when his throttle stuck open & he careered into the barrier causing severe damage to his car, though thankfully not to himself. Only 6 cars competed in the Final. Robin Brown was 2nd & John Adam 3rd.
27th May. Heat & Final victories to Les Clark. He missed out in the 2nd heat when a 4 car tangle for the lead resulted in Vic Russell rolling his car & finishing on his roof. Car & driver were repairable happily, in fact Vic collected 4th in the Final. The Brown brothers were the place getters in the Final, Robin 2nd & Les 3rd.
Heavy rain greeted allcomers to Central Park on the 3rd June, there were 14 cars in attendance. Bill Pullar was the dominant force in the heats, the very slippery track proving well suited to the handling of Bill's car & of course Bill's skill. Come the Final however the track was drying out so we could expect someone else to succeed? Not so, Bill stormed through for another win, completing a well earned treble. Hamish McNab secured 2nd spot & Les Clark 3rd.
Only 11 cars for the 10th June meeting, Les Clark & Robin Brown were off competing in the World Superstox Championship in Tilburg Holland. Vic Russell gained 3 wins in their absence. Joseph Paterson was 2nd & John Adam 3rd in the Final.
The West of Scotland Championship was held at Armadale on the 15th June. Again only 10 cars made it to the track. The holder was Les Brown who unfortunately couldn't make it to defend the title.
The trophy was kept in he family though with brother Robin taking the Championship & both the heat races. Place getters in the title race went to Vic Russell in 2nd & Bill Pullar in 3rd.
On the 17th June there were 3 different winners. Dave Moir won the 1st heat, Vic Russell the 2nd heat. The first two past the flag in the Final were Vic Russell & Les Clark, however they were both penalised one position for a jump start which resulted in a very surprised Doug Petrie being awarded the win. This was his first win since he commenced racing at the beginning of the season & indeed had he maintained his 3rd place position, that would have been his best ever Final finish.
Another 3 different winners at the 24th June meeting. This time it was Joseph Paterson in the 1st, Vic Russell in the 2nd & David Moir racing through for his first Final victory of the season. Dave was followed home by Les Clark & Bill Pullar.
Last meeting before the holiday break was on the 1st July. In a 14 car turnout only 5 cars completed the 1st heat. In among the carnage Jimmy McAlpine came off the worst, in fact necessitating a trip to hospital suffering from concussion. Bill Pullar had a nasty when he went straight on into the fence, while Vic Russell wrecked his car in trying to unsuccessfully dispose of a fellow competitor. Only 7 cars finished the 2nd heat & the Final. Through it all Les Clark reigned supreme winning both heats & the Final. Dave Moir & Robin Brown collected the other podium spots in the Final.
The 2nd half of the season commenced on the 22nd July. It was Dave Moir who showed the field a clean pair of heels in the 1st heat & indeed was well on the way to a win in the 2nd when car failure forced him out. It was Les Clark who was left to come through for the win. Les then went on for a Final win followed home by Robin Brown & Bill Pullar. In a strange quirk the following weeks results for all the races were the same bar the 2nd & 3rd positions in the Final being reversed.
The "double" meeting at Cowdenbeath on the 4th featured one Superstox race during the afternoon unfortunately I don't know who the winner was. The evening session included one Superstox heat & the East of Scotland Championship. Again I do not have information on the heat winner, the Championship however was another trophy for the Les Clark cabinet, Robin Brown & Joseph Paterson joined Les on the podium. Only two races for the Superstox on the Sunday the "Granbuild" trophy resulted in a heat win for Dave Moir. Unfortunately I have no records of the winner of the"JEM Motors" trophy Final.
Only 7 cars at the 12th August meeting. Les Clark, Vic Russell & Robin Brown were down at Cleethorpes for the Brittish Championship. Might have been better to just drop the Superstox off the programme. After all we still had Ministox, Stock rods, Hot Rods, Saloon Stocks & 1300 Stock Cars on the bill! At least the superstox were only racing for 1 heat - a victory to Dave Moir & the Final - a win to Bill Pullar.
The two day Banger spectacular on the 18th & 19th August also had Superstox on the bill on the 2nd day of action. Only 11 cars unfortunately. Bill Pullar completed a treble heading home different drivers in each race. Les Clark in the first heat, Dave Moir in the second & Vic Russell in the Final, Dave Moir collected the 3rd slot in the Final.
Last of the August events on the 26th. David Moir, Les Clark & Vic Russell were the main contenders for honours. Dave Moir collected the first heat from Les Clark. Les then reversed the positions in the second - only just. It was then Les who looked to be adding the Final win until substantial interest was added to the race when Vic Russell caught & passed him on the last lap. Dave Moir was in 3rd. Les Clark top scored for the meeting with 25 points, Dave Moir & Vic Russell tied for 2nd with 23 points.
|Hot Rod Points Chart|
|Most Wins in 1984|
|Meetings Attended in 1984|
|BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP BALLYMENA 12.05.84||EAST of SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP 13.05.84|
|1st||E 242||Pete Stevens||1st||876||Chris Rae|
|2nd||NI 903||Robin Sloan||2nd||862||Malcolm Chesher|
|3rd||NI 915||Leslie Dallas||3rd||804||Alan McBurney|
|4th||NI 962||Ormond Christie||4th||NOF|
|5th||NI 950||Norman Woolsey||5th||NOF|
|6th||NI 932||Davy Evans||6th||NOF|
|WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IPSWICH 07.07.84||EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 04.08.84|
|1st||E 88||Peter Grimer||1st||E 242||Pete Stevens|
|2nd||E 306||George Polley||2nd||NI 950||Norman Woolsey|
|3rd||NI 950||Norman Woolsey||3rd||862||Malcolm Chesher|
|4th||NI 962||Ormond Christie||4th||E 88||Peter Grimer|
|5th||E 242||Pete Stevens||5th||E 414||Neil Facey|
|6th||E 3||Leon Smith||6th||E 7||John Carding|
|UK CHALLENGE TROPHY 04.08.84||OPEN SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP 05.08.84|
|1st||NI 915||Leslie Dallas||1st||E 242||Pete Stevens|
|2nd||E 242||Pete Stevens||2nd||NI 950||Norman Woolsey|
|3rd||862||Malcolm Chesher||3rd||888||Graham Wait|
|4th||E 88||Peter Grimer||4th||N/A|
|5th||E 7||John Carding||5th||N/A|
|6th||NI 950||Norman Woolsey||6th||N/A|
|IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 24.08.84||SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP 02.09.84|
|1st||NI 962||Ormond Christie||1st||888||Graham Wait|
|2nd||NI 903||Robin Sloan||2nd||862||Malcolm Chesher|
|3rd||E 242||Pete Stevens||3rd||844||Billy Bonnar|
|4th||E 88||Peter Grimer||4th||804||Alan McBurney|
|5th||E 778||Colin Higman||5th||808||Willie Miller|
|6th||NI 979||Richard Turtle||6th||NOF|
|NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HEDNESFORD 09.09.84||COCK O' NORTH 04.11.84|
|1st||E 19||Mick Collard||1st||862||Malcolm Chesher|
|2nd||E 242||Pete Stevens||2nd||809||Brian Leckie|
|3rd||E 88||Peter Grimer||3rd||844||Billy Bonnar|
|4th||E 306||George Polley||4th||808||Willie Miller|
|5th||E 156||Stuart Jackson||5th||878||John Hubbard|
|6th||E 121||Jon Brookes||6th||804||Alan McBurney|
|7th||NI 950||Norman Woolsey||7th||NOF|
|8th||E 495||Andy Dance||8th||NOF|
|1984 - STOCK ROD POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP|
|Highest Scoring Meetings|
|World Championship - Cowdenbeath - 12th May||Open Scottish Championship - Cowdenbeath - 13th May|
|1st||E303||Jeff Simpson||1st||208||Ian Bell|
|2nd||201||Ricky Whitehead||2nd||66||Allan Allison|
|3rd||182||Fraser Greenwood||3rd||201||Ricky Whitehead|
|4th||112||Steve McCall||4th||7||Nigel Calvin|
|5th||215||David Law||5th||200||Jock Burgoyne|
|6th||E565||Brian Smith||6th||128||Brian Tindell|
|7th||143||David Carstairs||7th||E565||Brian Smith|
|8th||49||Scott Bathgate||8th||139||Jim Valentine|
|West of Scotland Championship - Armadale - 1st June||European Championship - Kaldenkirchen - 1st July|
|1st||200||Jock Burgoyne||1st||16||Ad Van Besouw|
|East of Scotland Championship - Armadale - 5th August||Cecil Trophy - Cowdenbeath - 12th August|
|1st||182||Fraser Greenwood||1st||208||Ian Bell|
|Scottish Championship - Cowdenbeath - 26th August||Cock O' North - Cowdenbeath - 4th November|
|1st||200||Jock Burgoyne||1st||49||Scott Bathgate|
|2nd||49||Scott Bathgate||2nd||182||Fraser Greenwood|
|3rd||106||Victor Knox||3rd||300||Davie Duncan|
|4th||139||Jim Valentine||4th||200||Jock Burgoyne|
|5th||126||Robert Gold||5th||201||Ricky Whitehead|
|6th||203||David Taylor||6th||208||Ian Bell|
|7th||50||Bobby Dickson||7th||7||Nigel Calvin|
|8th||141||Stan Martin||8th||106||Victor Knox|
In addition to the "Major" Championships listed above there were a number of races during the year which attracted special trophies. These were won by the following:-
Steward's Cup - 8th April Cowdenbeath - 128 Brian Tindell
Easter Trophy - 21st April Armadale - 182 Fraser Greenwood
Spedeworth Scotland Trophy - 12th May Cowdenbeath - 65 Peter Kirk
May Trophy - 13th May Cowdenbeath - 200 Jock Burgoyne
Spectator's Trophy - 27th May Cowdenbeath - 300 Davie Duncan
"Granbuild" Trophy - 5th August Cowdenbeath - 200 Jock Burgoyne
"JEM Motors" - 5th August Cowdenbeath - 28 Jimmy Somerville
1300 SALOON STOCK CARS
|1300CC SALOON STOCK POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP|
|MINISTOX POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP|
|Highest Scoring Meetings|